Blunkett blasts Mirror over blonde
A stroppy David Blunkett has attacked The Mirror over its front-page story about his 'platonic' relationship with a 29 year-old blonde. Blunkett claims he never made the comments the Mirror attributes to a recorded interview with him and will be refering the matter to the Press Complaints Commission.
Having finally been forced to resign as Home Secretary last year amid allegations of fast-tracking a visa for the nanny of his former mistress Kimberly Quinn, Blunkett has bounced back as Work and Pensions Secretary. He said that his relationship with the blonde trainee opera singer was 'purely platonic' and part of getting on with his life.
He might be dismissing newspaper reports as 'tittle tattle' but obviously takes them seriously enough to complain about them. Only last month he had a run-in with the Evening Standard over an interview it ran that he claimed had not been intended for publication but merely to help a journalism student with her assignment. (see HERE)
The divisions he is suggesting the public make between his private and work life also need to be made by him when giving interviews - let's face it, how many reporters record interviews with no intention of publishing them?